The three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced to life in prison.
Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael were given a life sentence without the possibility of parole, while the third convict, William “Roddie” Bryan, has the possibility of parole.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley, “Ahmaud Arbery was then hunted down and shot, and he was killed because individuals here in this courtroom took the law into their own hands.”
The decision by Judge Walmsley may seem excessive, but under Georgia law, murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The only exception to that rule is if prosecutors pursue the death sentence, which didn’t happen in this case.
Judge Walmsley’s decision puts an end to a terrible saga that has gripped the nation for the past two years.
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